2018 UPORFA Congress
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2018 UPORFA Congress

10/17/2018 to 10/19/2018
When: October 17-19, 2018
Where: Lima
Contact: MG Bob Smith

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Participating Officers – $375.00

Includes transportation from/to airport, welcome cocktail, coffee breaks, all meals Wednesday – Friday (breakfast, lunch & dinner) and the closing gala dinner.


Spouses/Companions – $150.00

Includes transportation from/to airport, welcome cocktail, city tour and visit, breakfast & dinner Wednesday – Friday and the closing gala dinner Friday evening.


Online registration will be open through 1 October 2018.



The theme of the Congress is "Operational Use of Military Reserves." The full agenda will be available soon. The Congress is scheduled to begin at 0800, Wednesday, 17 October 2018. It is recommended to travel in on Tuesday, 16 October, and out either Saturday or Sunday morning.


Tentatively confirmed are US presentations from the 2 Star Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Washington DC, DCG of SOUTHCOM, Miami and CG of 1st MSC, Fort Buchanan. Canada is also sending a Flag officer. In addition to presentations from Argentina and Peru, there will be some group breakout sessions with report backs to address some common Reserve items. There will also be a visit to a selected Peruvian Military installation for demonstrations and briefings.


Uniform/Dress Code

Uniform and dress code guidance will be forwarded with the agenda.



The Circulo Military Hotel has been sold out. The alternate hotel is Hotel Inkari Suites. Rates start at approximately $65/night. Visit their website for hotel details and to make reservations. Click here. Or call (511) 209-7310.

The UPORFA Congress will be housed at the Circulo Militar Hotel in Lima, Peru.  Meetings will also be at this location except for Military installation tour. 
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"Asociacion Circulo Militar Del Peru" Hotel Rates



Double (Two Beds)


Married Couple


Triple (Three Beds)


Cuadruple (Four Beds)


Junior Suite


Presidential Suite



*Rates are in approximate US dollars. Rates per night can change due to increase/decrease in the currency exchange rate at the time that the reservation is made.


To make a reservation email your request to UPORFA International President BG Fernando Fernandez, USA (Ret), (Fernandez378@aol.com). Give him the type of room requested along with your dates of arrival and departure. [Example: I request a Junior Suite for me and my spouse for 4 nights. We will arrive Tuesday, 16 October and depart Saturday, 20 October 2018.]



Those looking to go on to Machu Picchu, Peru, can arrange transportation through any major travel agency or tour company. Several of us used American Airlines from Lima to Cusco, Peru and Viator Tours to Machu Picchu three years ago after the last UPORFA Congress in Lima.


Knights Templar

Awaiting information from Grand Priory of Argentina, if there will be any Knights Templar activity in Peru during the Congress.